1. WPAnkur's Avatar
    Hello there,

    I presently use a Nokia E6 and was thinking of getting a Lumia 830. The specifications on GSM arena say that the phone comes with LTE however the specifications on the Nokia India (microsoft now) website mention only GSM and WCDMA.

    Is it possible that the version being shipped in India has LTE disabled? Or are there phones without LTE being manufactured specifically for some markets?

    Thanks in advance.
    10-21-2014 11:29 AM
  2. slyronit's Avatar
    No. No Nokia phone supports Indian LTE standards (TD-LTE). The Indian firmware for this phone will come with LTE disabled and you won't see the option anywhere either.
  3. WPAnkur's Avatar
    Bump! Anyone?
    10-23-2014 04:23 AM
  4. slyronit's Avatar
    No. No Nokia phone supports Indian LTE standards (TD-LTE). The Indian firmware for this phone will come with LTE disabled and you won't see the option anywhere either.
    10-23-2014 04:25 AM
  5. WPAnkur's Avatar
    No. No Nokia phone supports Indian LTE standards (TD-LTE). The Indian firmware for this phone will come with LTE disabled and you won't see the option anywhere either.
    Ok so technically the phone has LTE but it is disabled due to the specific firmware installed? If the firmware was to be changed sometime in future would LTE work then? I m saying this assuming LTE is launched in India or available in the specific bands in which the 830 works.

    Thanks!
    10-23-2014 04:29 AM
  6. slyronit's Avatar
    Ok so technically the phone has LTE but it is disabled due to the specific firmware installed? If the firmware was to be changed sometime in future would LTE work then? I m saying this assuming LTE is launched in India or available in the specific bands in which the 830 works.

    Thanks!
    Yes, the phone has LTE, but not TD-LTE, which Indian providers use. With a firmware change, you can maybe get the phone to work with LTE providers of other countries, but not India.
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    10-23-2014 07:59 AM
  7. prasath1234's Avatar
    If you are obsessed with LTE get iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 they have LTE in India.
    From Windows phone
    10-23-2014 09:53 AM
  8. WPAnkur's Avatar
    If you are obsessed with LTE get iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 they have LTE in India.
    From Windows phone
    Well asking for information and doing research before buying a phone isn't called getting obsessed.

    And no, I wound never buy an iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or whatever because it offers zero value for money to me . I have always liked Nokia (Microsoft now) phones and I guess it's gonna be that way for some time!
    10-23-2014 01:39 PM
  9. slyronit's Avatar
    I would not use LTE myself. Smartphones in general have pathetic battery life and I can't live with even lower battery life for faster network bandwidth.
    10-23-2014 04:19 PM
  10. WPAnkur's Avatar
    I would not use LTE myself. Smartphones in general have pathetic battery life and I can't live with even lower battery life for faster network bandwidth.
    Yeah I agree. This is something which makes Windows Phone tons better than Android or iOS. My Nokia E6 currently gives a battery backup of nearly 2 days with occasional Whatsapp and moderate calls usage.
    10-24-2014 04:32 AM
  11. psoham777's Avatar
    If you are obsessed with LTE get iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 they have LTE in India.

    From Windows phone

    Only in some areas in Bangalore, not everywhere in India
    10-24-2014 05:14 AM
  12. slyronit's Avatar
    Only in some areas in Bangalore, not everywhere in India
    Also in Kolkata and Chandigarh.
    10-24-2014 11:42 AM
  13. psoham777's Avatar
    Also in Kolkata and Chandigarh.

    Yep, that's new. Not everywhere though
    10-24-2014 12:24 PM
  14. WPAnkur's Avatar
    Ok so I went to my local nokia store today to see the phone and I noticed a difference in boxes being sold at different stores.. The first store had the box which mentioned LTE along with 2G and 3G.. The next store had the box which didn't mentioned LTE in the same place. Both were RM-984 made in China.

    Are both genuine?
    10-24-2014 02:35 PM
  15. slyronit's Avatar
    Ok so I went to my local nokia store today to see the phone and I noticed a difference in boxes being sold at different stores.. The first store had the box which mentioned LTE along with 2G and 3G.. The next store had the box which didn't mentioned LTE in the same place. Both were RM-984 made in China.

    Are both genuine?
    If they are being sold at a Nokia store with a bill, they would be genuine.

    Any east to check the product code? If Nokia website says it doesn't support LTE, it won't.

    Try contacting Nokia support on twitter. Generally that are quite responsive.
    WPAnkur likes this.
    10-25-2014 02:52 PM

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